Life, Death, and Hedgehogs

RIP Princess Pricklepants Aug 2009-Dec 2013 Last week, our beloved pet, Princess Pricklepants, died in her sleep. She was the spiky companion to my four year old, A, in particular. The hedgie would run on...

When life gives you snow, make a snow caterpillar

I hate the snow. A lot. However, when my daughter woke up to discover snow, she was bound and determined to make a snowman.  She’s 4. And after watching FROZEN, she pretty much decided that...

The Origin of Happiness

When I say “Happiness”, what does that invoke in your mind? Is it this? or this?   A few years ago my vision of happiness was a combo of those. I could be happy …...

The Skank-ification of Halloween

Today, my mom was making a caterpillar costume for my 5 year old. It didn’t exactly work out too well. With less than a week to go until Halloween, we headed to the Spirit of...

Guest Post: Bite of Magic Giveaway

Today I’ve ceded control of my blog to Danyelle Leafty with her magically delicious new book, Slippers of Pearl Magic isn’t a handful of sparkling dust, a star-topped wand, or a tame word captured on...

Freedom of Speech or Freedom to be a Psycho

Current events and public sentiment mystify me. Sometimes a thing is only right and just until it blows up in your face. Here is what is currently causing my nose hairs to twitch. Recently there...

Foto Fiction: Unmentionable Vacation

I’m trying a new thing. Taking photos of odd sights I run across then writing little stories or thoughts for them. Gets the creative juices flowing. I took this picture while in Yellowstone last week....

School’s Out for Summer

Finals are finished! I survived my first semester back at school after an 11 year absence.It wasn’t easy, and not just because of the shortened summer block, or the 6 hour Anthropology final. College is a whole...

A Case of the Eeyores

I just realized that I have a serious case of the Eeyores. I’ve got this little black cloud following me. It’s not actually raining on me yet, but I am flinching, waiting for that first...

I Spy with my little eye…

Camera phones are one of my most favorite inventions in life. I love taking snapshots of seemingly random things. I decided to start doing this for the blog as well. Here’s my picture of the...